Past Meetup

Local .NET Conf Boston MA

This Meetup is past

75 people went

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Boston/Cambridge location.

.NET Conf is a virtual developer conference that starts Sept 12 and goes through Sept 14. There are also many "local" meetups that are following the conference and presenting on related topics (.NET Core and ASP.NET Core, C#, F#, Azure, Visual Studio, Xamarin, and much more.)


6:00 - 6:30 - Socialize and Pizza time
6:30 - 7:00 - High level what's new in ASP.NET Core 2.1 and coming in 2.2 (Jason Haley)
7:00 - 8:00 - Continuous Deployment to Azure with VSTS (Ben Day)

Continuous Deployment to Azure with VSTS
Continuous Deployment basically does away with the idea of a release cycle. Well, that's not exactly true. Instead of doing releases every month or every quarter, you end up doing releases multiple times per day. Whenever features are ready, ship them. In this session, Ben will talk about how to do this with Visual Studio Team Services builds and releases deploying an ASP.NET Core / Entity Framework Core app into Azure. Expect to hear about how Feature Flags can make your life easier, where QA testers fits in to this stuff, and also how to think about database schema changes.

Ben Day's Bio
Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software best practices using Scrum with Microsoft’s DevOps tools. Ben’s main areas of emphasis include Team Foundation Server, Scrum, software testing, and software architecture. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via, and a speaker at conferences such as Pluralsight and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and sea kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. His online courses are available at He can be contacted via